New employers in Manitoba can now begin the process of registering for the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) online from anywhere at any time.
The online Employer Registration Request allows new employers to begin the registration process online at their convenience instead of over the phone or in person. The application is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and employers need only provide the information one time.
“The online Employer Registration Request is just one more way that the WCB is providing more convenient service to our stakeholders,” explains Alice Sayant, Vice-President of Prevention, Assessments & Customer Service at the WCB. “This new application uses technology to improve the service we provide to stakeholders and complements our other online services such as Incident Reporting, Claims Online, Clearances and SAFE Work Reports.
“We’re recognizing the changing needs of stakeholders and we are continuing to make our website a true one-stop shop for employers.”
Most businesses in Manitoba are required to register for workers compensation. By supporting an online registration process, the WCB is not only making the process easier for employers, it is also enhancing employer account management by making it completely electronic.
“We recognize that many new employers in Manitoba manage virtual offices with very little staff,” says Sayant. “We are making it as easy as possible for them to comply with regulations to register their business and protect their staff and themselves.”
The online Employer Registration Request is available at www.wcb.mb.ca. Registration by telephone and in person (during regular business hours) will continue to be accepted.
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is a mutual workplace injury and disability insurance agency funded by employer premiums. With a mandate to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, the WCB is committed to building a culture of health and safety in Manitoba through the SAFE Work program and community partnerships. Workplace injuries and illnesses are preventable but should they occur, the WCB is here to help injured workers, their families and employers.
For more information contact:Warren Preece Director, Communications Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (204) 954-4113 1-800-362-3340 Email: [email protected]